ELI Online

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Are you planning to study at an American university?

Do you want to improve your English from home?

Prepare for academic success with ELI Online!

ELI Online Intensive English Program

Learn English rapidly with 12 hours per week of live instruction. The English Language Institute's teachers will guide you through hundreds of activities to prepare you thoroughly for the language and academic requirements of university study. 

ELI Online courses emphasize communicative proficiency—the ability to express yourself effectivelyso you can be confident your English skills work in the real world:

Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking

In this course, you will work on your verbal skills, especially your ability to communicate successfully at university. In addition, you will practice the critical thinking skills that your academic studies will require.

Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking

Learn to read, write, and research at the university level, including thinking critically about what you are reading and writing, participating in discussions, and collaborating with other students on team projects. Note that this course will require additional work outside the live class.

Public Speaking & Presentation

Become confident organizing presentations and speaking publicly. This course will require several hours per week of preparation outside of class.

Advanced Pronunciation

Advanced practice listening for and producing the sounds of professional English, including pronunciation, intonation ("melody"), stress patterns ("rhythm"), and other elements that fluent speakers use to communicate successfully.

Conversation Partners

To practice the English that you're learning, and to learn more about the University and American culture, you will be matched with a JSU student with whom you will meet regularly online.

Note: ELI Online is delivered via Canvas, Jacksonville State University's learning management system, and requires internet bandwidth sufficient to use videoconferencing.


Each of the seven weeks provides 12 hours of live instruction, for a total of 84 hours. There is no better way to learn a language.

ELI Online 2021 schedule


Semester First day Last day
ELI Online - Spring A 2021-01-11 2021-02-26
ELI Online - Spring B * 2021-03-01 2021-04-23
ELI Online - Summer A 2021-05-10 2021-06-25
ELI Online - Summer B 2021-06-28 2021-08-13
ELI Online - Fall A 2021-08-16 2021-10-01
ELI Online - Fall B 2021-10-04 2021-11-19

* Includes a one-week break March 22-26

students-computer 2Price

  One Session
Tuition $1,500
All Fees $300

Note: The University reserves the right to change prices without notice.


Before you apply, please note that the Intensive English Program is not intended for Beginners. In your application, you will be asked to state your highest score on one of the following English tests: 

Test* Minimum score
IELTS 4.0+
TOEFL Paper 420+
PTE Academic 38+
VEPT 35+
GSE 30+

* If you have not yet taken one of these tests, please use the "Request Information" form below to ask how you can take ELI's free, online placement test.

When you are ready to apply to the ELI On-Campus program, click the link below:

Apply to ELI Online Intensive English Program

Immediately after you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email. Then, after the university's International Admissions office processes your application (three business days), you will receive an acceptance email with your JSU student information.

The teachers at the English Language Institute look forward to helping you learn English from the comfort of your own home—before you study abroad! 

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